Residence hall room telephones are available for check out from the office of Residential Life. Any student who checks out a telephone will be responsible for its return in good condition. Telephones at PLU are digital and work only when plugged into their assigned station. They will not work in any other place, on or off the campus. Only PLU telephones will work in the residence hall outlets with the exception of South Hall bedrooms where students may provide their own phone.
Students who misuse the telephone system or tamper with the equipment will be subject to disciplinary action. Accepting collect calls on a campus phone is illegal. Violators are subject to prosecution, administrative fees and loss of service.
Problematic phone calls of any type (obscene, harassing, threatening, etc.) will be handled directly through the Campus Safety Director's Office. The Campus Safety Director will determine the security issues involved and decide if a search of PLU's call records is needed. A request is then submitted directly to the PLU Telecommunications Office. Any information obtained about the telephone incident is considered highly confidential and reported only to the Campus Safety Director for assessment.
Telephone and voice messaging systems fall under the FCC Telecommunications Act, which makes tampering with another person's voice mail or making prank or obscene phone calls illegal. The university vigorously prosecutes these violations both criminally and via the Student Rights and Responsibilities system.
Cell phones are to be turned off while attending classes. Disruption of class time is considered disruption of university business and may be processed through the Student Rights and Responsibilities System.